JKIA Flights Diverted as Plane Breaks Down on Runway
An undated photo of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Embakasi, Nairobi TWITTER
Multiple flights landing at the busy Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) were on Wednesday evening, February 23, diverted to Mombasa International Airport following a plane's malfunction on the runway.
A source on the ground confirmed to Kenyans.co.ke that the plane broke down while taking off from JKIA runway completely closing it off.
The incident occurred a few minutes to 6:00 p.m but the heavy traffic forced the operators were forced to divert some of the planes to other airports.
Some of the travellers revealed that their they were stranded in Malindi and Moi Airports after they were informed that their flights, destined for JKIA, would not take off.
Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) communications office told Kenyans.co.ke that they were still collecting more information before releasing a public statement.
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